Launched in October 2018 and for a duration of 3 years, ASTERIQS aims at developing precise sensors made from diamonds including an atom-like defects like NV centres to measure quantities such as magnetic field, electric field, temperature or pressure and at investigating the structure of single molecules or spintronics devices.
The iqClock project aims to boost the development of optical clocks using quantum technology to be ultra precise and affordable. These clocks will improve technological developments and scientific applications that are beneficial to the society.
The main objective of the iqClock project is to kick-start a competitive European industry for optical clocks as well as to strengthen and accelerate the pipeline of clock development. These clocks, making use of quantum technology, will be ultra-precise and have many applications in science, technology and society. For most applications, transportable, simple-to-use and affordable, optical clocks are needed and we expect our project to make a significant step towards providing them.
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to develop personalized medical solutions to improve the chances of curing patients. In order to do so, the metabolic process of heart tissue needs to be understood and observed on a molecular level. Current methods do not allow this in high resolution, and they furthermore rely on radioactive substances.
The MetaboliQs project is working to leverage room-temperature diamond quantum dynamics to enable safe multimodal cardiac imaging which can help better diagnosis of Cardiovascular Diseases
macQsimal is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project which will design, develop, miniaturise and integrate advanced quantum-enabled sensors with outstanding sensitivity, to measure physical observables in five key areas: magnetic fields, time, rotation, electro-magnetic radiation and gas concentration. The common core technology platform for these diverse sensors is formed by atomic vapor cells realised as integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabricated at the wafer level.
QMiCS sets up a quantum microwave local area network cable over a distance of several meters. We will use this architecture to implement quantum communication protocols such as teleportation between two superconducting quantum nodes.
Since our approach does not require any of the notoriously loss‑prone frequency conversion techniques, our platform will be highly beneficial for distributed quantum computing.
In addition, we take first steps towards the ambitious goal of radar-style quantum sensing with microwaves. Major milestones here are the implementation of microwave single photon detectors and the development of a roadmap towards commercial applications in later phases of the Flagship.
PASQuanS (Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation) aims to advance quantum simulator technologies. It builds on the achievements of the most advanced quantum simulation platforms to date, based on atoms and ions. Developing quantum simulators is an outstanding challenge in science and technology, which brings together fundamental science and industry. Those two players were not firmly connected before. New ideas and applications are expected to emerge from a close dialogue as it will be realized within PASQUANS.
The Qombs Project, part of the European Flagship on Quantum Technologies, aims to create a quantum simulator platform made of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The quantum platform will allow to design and engineer a new generation of quantum cascade laser frequency combs.
The aim of the PhoQuS project is to develop a novel platform for quantum simulation, based on photonic quantum fluids, realised in different photonic systems with suitable non-linearities, allowing to engineer an effective photon-photon interaction. The main objectives of this project are to fully understand the superfluid and quantum turbulent regimes for quantum fluids of light and to achieve simulations of systems of very different nature, ranging from condensed matter to astrophysics.
Klaus Jöns obtained his PhD in 2013 at the University of Stuttgart in the Group of Prof. Peter Michler. Afterwards he joined the Quantum Transport Group at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft as a postdoc, where he developed the deterministic integration of nanowires in photonic circuits. He received a Marie-Curie fellowship in 2015 to join KTH and in 2020 he was appointed a full professor position in the department of physics at Paderborn University. In addition to his expertise on hybrid quantum circuits, Klaus Jöns is an expert on two-photon resonant excitation of semiconductor nanostructures and deterministic entangled photon pair generation from different types of quantum emitters. His combination of skills in nanotechnologies and photonic quantum circuitry as well as his strong background in quantum emitter spectroscopy and entanglement measurements make him an ideal coordinator for this multidisciplinary project, with knowledge in all relevant research areas of S2QUIP. For more information please check the link below on S2QUIP.
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Scalable Two-Dimensional Quantum Integrated Photonics, S2QUIP, aims to develop scalable cost-effective on-chip quantum photonic hybrid microsystems by integrating two-dimensional semiconductor materials (2DSMs) in state-of-the-art CMOS compatible nanophotonic circuits. S2QUIP will take advantage of the recent emergence of 2DSMs to achieve an efficient and coherent spin-photon interface incorporated into complex on-chip quantum photonic circuits resulting in portable, low-power consumption and market-scalable quantum photonics technologies. The use of 2DSMs provides extraordinary advantages over traditional semiconductor materials previously employed, due to their atomically-flat nature and intrinsic physical properties. Single photon generation in visible wavelengths has recently been demonstrated with 2DSMs, paving the way for S2QUIP to generate entangled photon states at record rates that will unlock new quantum technologies.
The S2QUIP project has received founding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 820423.
The goal of the project is to deliver deterministic and compact sources of highly non-classical states, from sub-Poissonian light to multi-mode entanglement, all using a single technological platform.
The consortium PhoG will build working prototypes and develop the technological foundation for the applications of these sources in advanced optical imaging and metrology.
The proposed sources will be based on a novel paradigm in photonic devices: coherent diffusive photonics operating with dissipatively coupled optical waveguides. The project will demonstrate that light can flow diffusively while retaining coherence and even entanglement, can be effectively equalized and distributed in a controlled way by means of dissipative coupling. Such unique light propagation regimes will be realized with the help of a photonic analogue of a tight-binding lattice using coupled waveguide networks in linear and non-linear glass materials. The decisive role is played by the linear and nonlinear engineered loss. These coherent photonic devices will be fabricated by ultrafast laser inscription. The dissipative coupling will be realised by coupling each pair of the waveguides carrying optical signal to a linear chain of waveguides that act as a dissipative reservoir. Efficient quantum diagnostic methods will be developed to verify the source characteristics and to assess their technological readiness. We expect coherent diffusive photonic devices to find applications in photonic networks and in a range of metrology tasks, potentially also for simulations of complex quantum dynamics. The specific project goals are:
(1) to implement a family of compact sub-Poissonian photon guns, capable of robust generation of mesoscopic non-classical and entangled states at 1550 nm and at 852/894 nm;
(2) to perform a feasibility study of their applications in entanglement-enhanced imaging and atomic clocks aiming at the 2-4 times better clock frequency stability.